raurouw, the below written phenomena describe best what our personal interest is about and what we consider important to keep up as a fruitful method for our creativity.
rr is an international collaborative friendship that works across scales and fields. rr has no manifesto. rr is quasi-non linear. rr embraces change through spatial strategies, music, inventions, explores through making, research, criticism, writing, diagramming, designing, teaching.
Processes of adaptation and the relation to human behaviours with a high level of social awarness and cultural ethos plus the driving force of a wild, untamed reality to be seen in nature will always be part of our ideas.
rau, stands for wildness (German roh; Old English hreaw, hraew; Dutch rauw) and is literally the quality of being wild or untamed. Further to this, it has been defined as a quality produced in nature described by Thoreau 1906 „In wildness is the preservation of the world“, as that which emerges from a forest by Micoud 1993 and as a level of achievement in nature by Cookson 2004. It differs from wilderness, which is a place where wildness occurs. Attempts to identify the characteristics of wildness are varied and can be explored in many forms and expressions. Wildness is considered to be that part of nature which is not controllable by humans and retains a measure of autonomy (Evanoff, 2005). Wildness is considered a natural, social construct described by J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson in their book „The great new wilderness debate”.
rouw, mourning (with a more complex etymology, 1. Old English hreow, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch rouw, German Reue; 2. Old English hreowan, perhaps influenced by Old Norse hryggja (“to distress, grieve”), from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch rouwen, German reuen. 3. From Old French rue (retained in Modern French rue), from Latin ruta, from Ancient Greek rute) occurs in response to the loss of someone who had a great significance in the life of the survivor. The pain of that loss is the 'price' being paid to the relationship with the deceased. Facing significant losses in different degrees and scales is part of our natural course of life and affects everyone. Mourners have to refocus their lives after the loved one is gone. Mourning is a process of adaptation.
How long the grieving process lasts is different for everyone. One of the most popular theories about grieving is by Verena Kast 1982 closely related to the model of “Sterbephasen” by Kubler-Ross from 1969 . Theologian Yorick Spiegel distinguishes the process of mourning into four phases, which usually take place gradually-of course not strictly separated.